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Google in talks to buy Yelp, reports say

Original post made by GoogleWatch, News on Mountain View's largest employer, on Dec 18, 2009


Google is reportedly in advanced talks to buy Yelp, the popular Web site for reviewing restaurants and other retail businesses.

[Web Link TechCrunch] reports that Google may buy Yelp for $500 million.

[Web Link Yelp] is reportedly growing significantly with site traffic predicted to increase 80 percent over last year and revenues set to nearly double from $30 million to $50 million next year.

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